About Us

Timeline

1949

Wisconsin Mold & Tool Company was formed. The company produced tools, dies, and mouse and rat traps. It was located in a brick building at the present location.

1964

Wisconsin Mold & Tool merged with Oregon Industries. Building #1 of the company expansion program began with the addition of a 15,000 square foot steel building.

1968

The company developed and designed its first finished product: a commercial pizza oven called The Pizza Pal.

1969

Building #2 of expansion was built right over the quonset huts where employees continued working. The corporate name changed to Wisco Industries, Inc. on September 8th.

1972

Building #3 of expansion housed the Fast Food Division assembly personnel. This building currently houses the Welding Department.

1974

Building #4, Press Brake Department, is started. Adopted current Wisco Industries, Inc. logo.

1976

Construction of Building #5, Tool Room, and Front Office. 50% of gross dollar sales came from metal stampings, 50% from fast food equipment.

1977

Establishment of Employee Safety Committee focused on promoting plant safety.

1978

The need for semi-tractor trailer arrived. The company now has three trucks traveling Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.

1979

24,000 square foot Assembly Plant was built at Market Street. 30 years of business.

1981

Began production of the iconic University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Terrace sunburst chairs.

1984

Construction begins on additions to the Assembly Plant building expanding the facility to 48,000 square feet.

1992

The company expands operations with the completion of a 29,000 square foot metal stamping plant in Cullman, Alabama.

1993

Purchase of Robinson property at 808 Janesville Street. Historic Thomson house was moved to a new location in 1995.

1994

16,000 square foot addition to the Cullman plant is completed adding fabrication capabilities to this location.

1995

Safety and Training position created to focus on comprehensive training and safety programs.

2000

72,000 square foot warehouse addition is added to the Assembly Plant.

2001

8100 square feet of office space is added to the Assembly Plant. Wisco becomes ISO 9000 certified. Wisco Efficiency Improvement Team (WEIT) formed to explore ways to improve daily operations in the area of safety and productivity.

2009

Wisco celebrates 60 years in business.

2012

The company teams with Madison Area Technical College to provide onsite lean manufacturing training to assist in the implementation of a 5S program.

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